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The Bliss of Mrs. Blossom (1968)

Harriet Blossom, the lonely wife of a workaholic brassiere manufacturer, breaks her sewing machine and ends up in bed with the repairman, a mechanic from one of her husband's factories. The... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Harriet Blossom
... Robert Blossom
... Ambrose Tuttle
... Det. Sgt. Dylan
William Rushton ... Dylan's assistant
... Dr. Taylor
... Miss Reece
... Judge
... Doctor
Sandra Caron ... Pet shop assistant
... Pet shop saleslady (as Sheila Staefel)
... Factory manager
... Art dealer
... Post Office Clerk
Bruce Lacey ... Musketeer
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Harriet Blossom, the lonely wife of a workaholic brassiere manufacturer, breaks her sewing machine and ends up in bed with the repairman, a mechanic from one of her husband's factories. The man, Ambrose, is supposed to leave during the night but Harriet finds him the next day still hiding in the attic. Harriet lets her new lover stay in the attic for years, managing to keep it all secret from her husband and from the detectives investigating the sudden disappearance of a certain Mr. Ambrose Tuttle. Written by Markku Kuoppamäki

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The Years Big Put-On...And Take-Off Too! See more »

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11 September 1968 (USA)  »

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Un marido de repuesto  »

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This film was actually made in 1966. Its release was delayed for more than two years, and its British opening was in very close proximity to that of Joseph McGrath's next film, "30 Is A Dangerous Age, Cynthia". See more »

Goofs

When Mrs Blossom meets Mr Tuttle they play a game of snooker. The last ball potted is shown, a green ball. In snooker the last ball is always black. There is no reason that they were not playing according to the rules. See more »

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Version of The Man in the Attic (1995) See more »

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Let's Live for Love
Lyrics by Norman Newell
Music by Riz Ortolani
Performed by The Spectrum
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Gloriously Groovy
5 November 2008 | by See all my reviews

This movie is about color, rhythm, blossoms, visual wit, vibrant states of mind love, and being in love all over the place. And wonderfulness. No one since Charles Laughton has made faces as amazingly as the great Freddie Jones does here as the inspector. The level of film-making is the absolute top. In its own very different way, it is as well scored, composed, and photographed as a David Lean film, or something archly impressive like that. Quintessence of film art, really. But this movie couldn't be more unlike those movies. A visual equivalent of a great 60s pop music love song. The Beatles movies are less like Beatles songs than this tripped out valentine. An Overwhelmingly warm charming and dreamy psychedelic love trip. This movie hugs you and takes you to a place called nice.

Cinematography by Geoffrey Unsworth (2001) and a great score by Riz Ortolani, and New Vaudeville Band (those guys who did "Winchester Cathedral") were used perfectly in the soundtrack.

Patricia "Hyacinth" Routledge and John Cleese add to the fun.


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